Tsukiji Hongwanji

Tsukiji Hongwanji is a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temple. The main hall was damaged by the great Kanto earthquake; however, in 1934, it was rebuilt as an ancient Indian-style stone building. Its characteristics are the staircase and stained glass that resemble those of a palace and its pipe organs. The temple has an exotic feel to it, with carvings representing animals and unique motifs found in various corners. People of different religions might not find frequent opportunities for a visit; however, this is an attractive spot worth visiting just to see the unique decorations.

Address
3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-8435
Contact No.
+81-3-3541-1131
Access
1-min walk from Tsukiji Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, 5-min walk from Higashi-Ginza, Shintomicho, Tsukiji-Ichiba Station
Opening Hours / Holidays
6:00-17:30 (Oct.-Mar: 6:00-17:00)
Open all year round
Official Website
http://tsukijihongwanji.jp/
Time Required
1 hour

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Animal Motifs

Many animal sculptures are seen in the precincts including lions that look like sphinx, birds, cows, monkeys and elephants that are also familiar to Japanese temples; these motifs also appear frequently in Buddhist teachings and characters considered sacred in India and China. How about having some fun looking for animals in an exotic, foreign atmosphere?

Flower Festival

Held in April, aligned with Buddha's Birthday, the Flower Festival is a lively event with crowds of children, taiko (drum) performances, and flamenco shows. There are many food stands and people of all ages can have fun, from young to old.

Source:pixta

Specialty "Lunch Time Concert"

There is a pipe organ in the main hall, a rare sight in a Buddhist temple. Every last Friday of the month, a free-of-charge "Pipe Organ Lunch Time Concert" is held and is always full with people. There are several performances each with a different performer, so you can enjoy different types of music. (Dates may vary according to event schedule.)

Tsukiji Hongwanji

Tsukiji Hongwanji is a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temple. The main hall was damaged by the great Kanto earthquake; however, in 1934, it was rebuilt as an ancient Indian-style stone building. Its characteristics are the staircase and stained glass that resemble those of a palace and its pipe organs. The temple has an exotic feel to it, with carvings representing animals and unique motifs found in various corners. People of different religions might not find frequent opportunities for a visit; however, this is an attractive spot worth visiting just to see the unique decorations.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Animal Motifs

Many animal sculptures are seen in the precincts including lions that look like sphinx, birds, cows, monkeys and elephants that are also familiar to Japanese temples; these motifs also appear frequently in Buddhist teachings and characters considered sacred in India and China. How about having some fun looking for animals in an exotic, foreign atmosphere?

Flower Festival

Held in April, aligned with Buddha's Birthday, the Flower Festival is a lively event with crowds of children, taiko (drum) performances, and flamenco shows. There are many food stands and people of all ages can have fun, from young to old.

Source:pixta

Specialty "Lunch Time Concert"

There is a pipe organ in the main hall, a rare sight in a Buddhist temple. Every last Friday of the month, a free-of-charge "Pipe Organ Lunch Time Concert" is held and is always full with people. There are several performances each with a different performer, so you can enjoy different types of music. (Dates may vary according to event schedule.)

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